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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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2020 Summer Internship - Accounting - Multi Location


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Phoenix, AZ, United States 

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Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. FCX operates large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum.
Freeport-McMoRan’s internship program has been referred to as one of the top programs in the mining industry. By providing access to top minds and technology in mining today, our structured internship will provide you the skills and experience to help prepare you for a successful career. Our internship program is tailored to full-time students currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university and recent graduates in North America. Internships are temporary full-time paid positions and typically run from May through August.
Qualified candidates may be selected for available internship opportunities in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, New Jersey, New Mexico and Texas. 

Under general supervision, performs accounting and financial activities on accounts and funds in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and Freeport-McMoRan policies and procedures. The position requires the prioritization of substantial workload, multiple projects and specific deadlines; ability to successfully complete delegated tasks with minimal supervision.

  • Assembling interrelated financial statements, reviewing and verifying the recording of expenditures, entries and postings to general ledgers, verifying books and bank statement reconciliation, monitoring and developing monthly reports of revenues and expenditures for projects and meeting mandatory scheduled deadlines
  • Assisting operations personnel and cost coordinators with financial analysis and reporting
  • Reviewing and interpreting financial reporting requirements, rules and regulations
  • Assisting in analyzing financial operations and recommending enhancements to policies or procedures
  • Assisting with reviews and recommendations of new or enhanced automated financial statements
  • Performing other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Full-time student currently enrolled at an accredited four-year university majoring in an appropriate Accounting/Finance discipline or closely related field; OR
  • Recent college graduate having graduated within 12 months prior to internship start date with a degree in Accounting/Finance or closely related field
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Possesses strong data analysis and problem solving skills
  • Highly accurate and detail oriented
  • Possesses strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates initiative, organizational skills and ability to work well under pressure
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate and work effectively in a team environment
  • Must be able to demonstrate our core values of honesty, fairness, respect, trust, and integrity